Sherry, Thanks for your reply. You are right. This is the link that joins the Quam family to the Kennedys of Ashland. I went back into the census and verified your info regarding the Edwards family, attached below.
Victor J and Janette had a son Victor W Quam who was born in Ashland. I am now in contact with his son in southern California who tells me that
"My Father grew up in Ashland but never knew my mother when they were both growing up there, but he DID know some of her brothers.
He came to California around 1929 and some of my mother's brothers were already here so he Bob, Albert, Allan and Wallace Kennedy traveled in the same social circles in the Los Angeles area for a couple of years before Albert and Wally headed for pastures in the Bay area. My mother followed her brothers out here around 1932 and met my father at a party a Bob's house."
These brothers are of the Kennedy family of Ashland. Actually both Alice's parents were Kennedys, from different branches of Scots and Highlanders, of the McDonald clan. Lumbermen. Victor met Alice Kennedy later in Los Angeles, though they both grew up in Ashland.
Attaching some data for you below....I also found a nice photo of Vic Quam at Lawrence College.... Hope to hear from you. JAL
1900 Ashland Address is 800 Beaser Avenue. Owns House Free.
Thomas Edwards Head 47 (Jan1853) MWM19yrs ILL NOR NOR Merchant/O
Isabella Edwards Wife 41 (Dec1858) FWM19yrs 7/5 ILL NOR NOR
Ernest Edwards Son 17 (Feb1883) MWS SoDak ILL ILL At School
Vernon Edwards Son 13 (Sep1886)MWS SoDak ILL ILL At School
Guy Edwards Son 10 (Nov 1889) MWS WI ILL ILL At School
Irene Edwards Daur 5 (Jul1894) FWS WI ILL ILL At School
Everett Edwards Son 3 (Jan1897) MWS WI ILL ILL
Annie Sampson Mother 71 (Aug1828) FWW'd4\2/2 NOR NOR NOR Retired
This is at least a coincidence of locations with what you are looking for.
Wisconsin Births, 1820-1907
Victor Quam in Wisconsin Birth index created by the state for Wisconsin from 1820 to 1907.
Name Birth Date County Reel Record
Victor W Quam 23 Mar 1907 Ashland 0003 001379
Hazel E Quam 03 Mar 1898 Ashland 0002 001059 This
Ole A Quam 30 Dec 1874 La Crosse D0006 012749
1910 US Census Wisconsin Ashland County and city. Ward 2. Address is 812 Ninth Avenue. Rents House. Date is 29th April 1910.
Victor J Quam Head 35 MWM1 13yrs IL NOR NOR Agent?Real Estate O/A
Janette E Quam Wife 31 FWM1 13yrs 2/2 NOR NOR NOR 1883 None
Hazel E Quam Daur 12 FWS WI IL NOR Attending School
Victor W Quam Son 3 MWS WI IL NOR None
Ole A Quam Father 81 MWW'd NOR NOR NOR1829? Own Income
At 800 Beason Avenue. Owns House
Thomas Edwards Head 57 MWM28 years IL NOR NOR ?Cement Co? b 1853
Isabella M Edwards Wife 57 FWM28yrs 7/5 IL NOR NOR
Gary M Edwards Son 20 MWS WI IL IL Attending School
Irene C Edwards Daur 15 FWS WI IL IL Attending School
Ernest C Edwards Son 12 MWS WI IL IL Attending School
1920 US Census Ashland Address is 718 7th Avenue WestOwns House Free.
Victor J Quam Head 45 MWM IL NOR NOR Agent/Real Estate bca1875
Janette Quam Wife 41 FWM1884/Na1905 NOR NOR NOR
Hazel E Quam Daur 21 FWWS WI IL NOR Attends School
Victor Quam Son 12 MWS WI IL NOR Attends School
1921 15 June 51 Students Get Degrees from College College year Closes with Commencement program in Chapel this Morning. Three Honary Degrees. Honors awarded following Commencement Address by Dr Ernest Tittle...... Batchelor of Arts....Hazel Quam, Ashland
1925 on 9 January Appleton Post "Sunset Players in First Stage Play at College... Phillip Barry's "You and I" will be shown in Chapel Friday Night" ....Victor Quam and Dorothy Adsit, costumes and property.
1926 Monday 15 Febrauray
Appleton College Students...taking part in the program to be presented by the Lawrence Spanish Club in the basement of Lawrence chapel Tiesday night. No admission will be charged, and the public is invited to attend. The Program.... Commedia. "Manana de Sol" by Alvarez-Quintero
Cast in the Play
As Don Gonzalo....Victor Quam, Ashland
1927 Lawrence College Glee Club 15 April (cf Photo of Victor Quam amid the 40 members)
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